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Poster: SDH2O Date: Dec 25, 2006 3:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: James Brown (1933 - 2006)

Prick? Sure, I guess, never met the man though. Douchebag? Why not. Wife beater? Looks like it. Cop killer? Almost. Single most infulential force in music? Arguably. The number of musicians who count James as a prime influence is almost as large as those who list the Beatles. He practically INVENTED "Da Funk" (along with Bootsy Collins, and we'll also note that Larry Graham of Sly and The Family Stone was also a pioneer as well). The ripple effect of changing rhythmic emphasis from the 2-4 back beat to a 1-3 emphasis is still reaching out and touching musicians from all genres today. James Brown might not have been somebody I'd want babysitting my kids, but, holy shit, I'd hate to think what music would be like today if he had never been. We'd still be listening to "Flock of Seagulls" for Christ's sake. Give the man his props.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2006-12-25 23:27:08

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Poster: jhender501 Date: Dec 25, 2006 4:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: James Brown (1933 - 2006)

My earliest memory of James Brown was from a recorded live
show way back when (I was abou 15 when I saw it)..and he just
blew me away..what a showman, what a back up band (The Famous Flames) and I believe that steered me in the direction of the music I love today.

Yeah, he had his troubles, but, lookaheah, what an influence..


Jim

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Dec 25, 2006 6:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: James Brown (1933 - 2006)

shn/flac has put up a show in his memory. http://www.shnflac.net/details.php?id=87a1a7dba53e0456638479d3588083b15709ea1e#peers

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 26, 2006 1:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: James Brown (1933 - 2006)

Sure his musical influence is huge, never doubted that. Same with Jerry Lee Lewis. Doesn't change what A-holes they were